Thrift With Me: How to Shop at Thrift Stores for Home Decor
Kristen McGowan is an expert at finding deals while thrift shopping. In her "thrift with me" series, she shows you all the ways you can find home decor on a budget and create your ideal space. Trust me when I say that the budget home decor pieces she’s showing off today are anything but ordinary.
What home decorating ideas on a budget does Kristen share with savvy consumers?
Kristen’s first tip is to look for woven nightstands at your local thrift store. Wicker can be a steal when you buy it second hand and it looks amazing in sunrooms and kids’ bedrooms, in particular.
Her next tip is to check out the china and glassware sections of the store. Here you can find all kinds of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces or sets of dishware marked down. Budget ideas for home decor in this category also include seasonal and holiday-themed items that can be set out for display.
Further along on her "thrift with me" tour, Kristen points out how well hardcover books can transform a table or shelf. She hints that taking off the outer sleeve often leaves a gorgeous, well-made book underneath.
And don’t forget about furniture and home improvement materials—all of which are significantly marked down at thrift stores. Here you can find items like mirrors, dressers, nightstands, photo frames, couches, and wall art.
Plus, you can also scoop up trim, wood beams, and light fixtures for your next home improvement project.
Kristen also recommends looking for ceramics and kitchen gadgets to anyone who follows along with her thrift with me series. These items can be marked down quite a bit from what you’d see at other major retailers. So, you can save some big money by buying them at a thrift shop instead.
Thrifting for home decor
For more frugal home ideas, discover these budget-friendly decorating tips or these high-end Dollar Tree DIYs.
To see more videos, check out the Kristen McGowan YouTube channel.
One of the things that I buy at Thrift stores are pillow shams. For some reason, people seem to get rid of them. I use them as table coverings. They are the perfect size for end tables & night stands. You can find plain, one color ones or patterned ones that complement your decor or blend with the Season.
One other thing that I do is buy plastic tablecloths at the Dollar Store & use them instead of wrapping paper. They don't tear like so much of the paper does, & you get a lot of "material" to use esp.during the Christmas holiday when you may have large or odd shaped gifts to wrap.
I think the numbers on bottom of the vase mean 5 of 76 made. (5/76) I didn't see it very well but that's what I thought